Glossary - Mercado Pago Point - Mercado Pago Developers

Glossary

Some terms are new and you may not be familiar with them. Use this glossary so you don't get lost:

TermDescription
POSPoint of Sale.
IntegratorPerson or entity that wishes to process a payment through our API.
Payment intentContains the transaction details.
Access tokenPrivate key with which you can generate charges. You must use it to identify yourself in your integrations. It is very important that this data is protected in your servers and is not accessible by any user or attacker.
WebhookThis is a notification that is sent from our server to the integrator through an HTTP POST call in relation to your transactions.
PoiDevice serial. You can see it on the back of your device (SN, NS).
Poi TypeDevice type.

Possible statuses of a payment intent

TermDescription
OpenInitial status of a payment intent when creating it from the POS
On TerminalIntermediate status of a payment intent when obtaining it from the Point device
ProcessingIntermediate status of a payment intent at the time of reconciliation with a financial institution
ProcessedIntermediate status of a payment intent at the time of finalizing the reconciliation with a financial institution
CanceledFinal status of a payment intent when it is canceled
AbandonedFinal status of a payment intent when hasn’t been processed after a certain time
ErrorFinal status of a payment intent when a transaction error occurs
FinishedFinal status of a payment intent when the transaction ends